CEL Tenders for 2.28 MW Rooftop Solar System at GBPUA&T, Uttarakhand

CEL, on behalf of GBPUA&T, has invited online bids for setting up of 2.285 MW rooftop solar power system under the RESCO model on the campus in Uttarakhand.

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), on behalf of GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), has invited online bids from eligible bidders for setting up of 2.285 MW rooftop solar power system under the RESCO model on the campus in Uttarakhand.

The scope of work for the selected developers will include the site survey, design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the grid-tied rooftop solar system. The work on the project must be completed in 6 months from the date of issuance of the letter of award. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for a period of 25 years from the date of successful commissioning, and warranty for the system.

The last date for bid submission is October 6, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated to the shortlisted technical bidders later. All bidders will be required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1200 per kWp of bid capacity along with their bids.

The maximum allowable tariff for the projects is Rs 3.50 per kWh, which the firm as estimated using MNRE’s benchmark costs.

To be eligible, the bidders should have designed, supplied, installed and commissioned grid-connected solar PV rooftop projects having an aggregated capacity of not less than 300 kWp which should have been commissioned at least 3 months prior to the originally scheduled bid opening date.

And, their Minimum Average Annual Turnover (MAAT) over the last three financial years (i.e. FY 2017-2018, 2018-2019 & 2019-2020) should be Rs 5 crore per MWp on a standalone basis. And the net worth should also be positive for the last three financial years.

Recently, CEL had issued a tender for the supply of 2 million multi-crystalline solar cells. As per the tender, the acceptance criteria for the solar cells will include – PERC (5 Bus Bar), Size 157x157mm+-0.25mm, and efficiency > 19.6 percent.

Prior to that, the agency had issued another similar tender for the supply of three million multi-crystalline solar cells of wattage greater than 4.52 Wp. As per the tender, only indigenous solar cell manufacturers were eligible to quote bids for the supply tender, and there was no earnest money deposit to be submitted by the bidders.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.